Can I Get a Tummy Tuck Right After My C-Section?

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A lot of moms are interested in correcting their bodies after having children. It can be hard to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to post-pregnancy surgery. You may have heard that you can’t undergo a tummy tuck right after a C-section and in this case, it’s the truth.

A tummy tuck should never be done directly following delivery since the area is still swollen and any extra weight has not yet been lost. Coined “too posh to push,” the concept of having an elective C-section, and combining it with a tummy tuck at the same time, was purportedly a trend popularized by Hollywood celebrities. While the two procedures are both invasive surgeries that require some serious healing time and can result in similar scars, they should never be done at once. Directly after delivery, and even during breast-feeding, hormone levels are elevated and, in most, there’s still a considerable amount of water weight. If you’re considering a tummy tuck post-pregnancy, wait until at least six months after delivery and try to get as close as possible to your ideal weight.

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